How to determine what file extensions are supported by a browser?

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by Ramon F Herrera, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. I would like to find a procedure to determine which file extensions
    (in addition to *.html) are supported by a browser.

    Do Firefox and IE keep a list of all the supported file types?

    Is T&E (trial and error) the only way to find those out?


    Ramon F Herrera, Sep 20, 2008
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  2. Ramon F Herrera

    david Guest

    With Firefox, type


    in the URL text box.
    david, Sep 20, 2008
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  3. Ramon F Herrera

    david Guest

    P.S. Why would you post a question about IE in a linux group?
    david, Sep 20, 2008

  4. Easy: Because we Linux users and sysadmins are:

    - smarter
    - better educated
    - more willing to help

    Than the MS ilk.

    Ramon F Herrera, Sep 20, 2008
  5. Ramon F Herrera

    h.stroph Guest

    In the future, please post your questions in an appropriate Usenet
    newsgroup. Your query has nothing to do with Linux networking issues.

    Edit -> Preferences -> Applications
    h.stroph, Sep 20, 2008
  6. I think that's kind of a deceptive question. Browsers typically don't
    care much about file extensions. For example, my Firefox browser has
    no problem understanding the content at "". What
    file extension is that exactly?

    David Schwartz, Sep 22, 2008
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